Glos cricket hits purple patch for charity
LIMITED edition cricket shirts will be worn by Gloucestershire and Sussex players on Rainbow Day at the Bristol County Ground in support of Rainbow @ Grief Encounter.
Gloucestershire’s familiar black and yellow strip will be switched for the charity’s dominant colour purple for one match only. Both sets of players will sport bespoke shirts featuring the charity’s signature rainbow as they face each other in the South Group of the Vitality Blast T20 competition.
The shirts are part of the major fundraising event on August 4 in which 100% of the proceeds from shirt sales will go directly to the charity that provides support for bereaved children and their families – a charity that has supported Gloucestershire’s left-arm spinner Tom Smith and his two daughters.
Tom Smith said: “I am delighted that the Club has turned my idea into a major event that is dedicated to Rainbow @ Grief Encounter."
Cricket fans who would like to get their hands on this shirt and contribute to the charity will be able to purchase them from the club shop on the day and online. Purple caps will also be sold.Encounter.